The School of Nursing at UNLV offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN). The program comprises 122 credit hours of undergraduate coursework across 4 semesters after completing the Pre-Nursing requirements. Coursework includes classroom, clinical, and research/service-learning activities. The School of Nursing’s undergraduate nursing program has patient-centered care at the core of the curriculum. The School of Nursing offers two options for a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (Traditional BSN and Accelerated Second Degree). Each plan is intense and demanding. Students must complete all prerequisite courses before taking the nursing courses. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing prepares students for entry level nursing practice as well as future graduate study. All students must successfully complete the pre-major requirements before they will be considered for admission to the major. The curriculum provides a comprehensive background in the art and science of Nursing and prepares graduates to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination. The UNLV School of Nursing program data page contains the program's first time and overall pass rates for students graduating from the program and taking the NCLEX. The data page also contains information regarding program acceptance, matriculation, graduation, and employment rates of all our graduates.

Percentage of UNLV Graduates Passing the NCLEX-RN Examination (From NCLEX Program Reports)
  OCT-MAR 2018 APR-SEP 2018 OCT-MAR 2019 APR-SEP 2019 OCT-MAR 2020
Total Number of Graduates Tested 57 68 62 94 53
Number Passing 56 66 62 91 51
Percent Passing 98% 97% 100% 97% 96%

More Information on NCLEX Pass Rates


The School of Nursing (SoN) at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is accredited by the Commission on Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
655K Street, NW Suite 750
Washington DC 20001
Phone: 202-887-6791
Fax: 202-887-8476

Baccalaureate Accreditation

Initial Accreditation Date: October 13, 2008
Most Recent Accreditation Date: November 13, 2013
Accreditation Term Expires: June 30, 2024
Last On-Site Evaluation: November 2013
Next On-Site Evaluation: Fall 2023

To contact the program/institution directly:
Phone: 702-895-5045

Licensure Exam and State of Nevada Licensure Requirements Disclosure

After successfully completing the program, students become eligible to take the National Council for Licensure Examination, or NCLEX. Graduating students must take and pass the NCLEX to become a licensed registered nurse. In addition to taking and passing the NCLEX, graduating students must apply for licensure to practice as a registered nurse in each U.S. state or territory where they will work.

UNLVSON encourages all prospective and current students to fully explore the licensure requirements in each state(s) where they wish to practice in the future.

View licensing board contact information for all states

Nevada School of Nursing- Educational Requirements

The UNLV School of Nursing has determined that the UNLV School of Nursing Bachelors of Science in Nursing program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Nevada as outlined in  NRS 632 and NAC 632.


Angela Silvestri-Elmore

Undergraduate Coordinator
Phone: 702-895-1229

General Nursing email